Commitment. The Bluehost commitment to our Subscribers' privacy is set forth in
this section. Except as required by law or as otherwise provided herein, Bluehost will take
commercially reasonable steps to ensure your right to privacy. Bluehost is committed to developing
long lasting relationships that are built on trust and will never intentionally violate that trust.
Encryption. When Subscriber orders from Bluehost, Personal Data Transmissions
are encrypted. When Subscriber orders from Bluehost, all of Subscriber's personal information is
protected. Bluehost uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the industry standard, for encrypting all
personal information, including name, address and credit card numbers.
Confidentiality.With the exception of trusted business affiliates and/or associates who
work on behalf of or in connection with Bluehost, subject to specific confidentiality agreements,
Bluehost will not provide or sell to any third party your personal information and will keep all
Subscriber information confidential, subject to the following:
Upon registration, certain Subscriber information is transferred to WHOIS (domain registration
information), to our affiliated third-party registrar, FastDomain, to Postini (email addresses), and to
Comodo (SSL cert. creation).
Bluehost will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, and will
utilize Subscriber information as necessary to establish or exercise Bluehost's legal
rights or defend against legal claims.
Bluehost will share information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety
of any person, violations or suspected violations of these Terms, or as otherwise required by
When we are threatened with suit by a third party, or any other legal action brought to our
attention involving us based on the anonymity of the domain, we may seek assurance from you the
customer concerning your promise to indemnify us and written notice that you have contacted the
plaintiff or representative for the complainant and made your contact information available to them.
Failure to provide those assurances may be considered by us to be a breach of your Agreement and may
result in deactivation of your domain name and forfeit the right to privacy on a domain. A pro-rated
refund will be issued to the payment method on file for the remaining unused service.
General Purposes. Bluehost understands that many of its Subscribers are
concerned about "cookies", which are electronic collections of information stored on the local computer of a
person using the worldwide web and which are used chiefly by websites to keep track of visitors and
registered users and to relate one computer transaction to a later one. Bluehost provides this
most importantly, to provide Bluehost's existing Subscribers with the opportunity for continued
savings and increased convenience.
Bluehost of a repeat visit. The cookie does not tell Bluehost who a visitor is, the
visitor's name, email address, or Passwords.
Cookies for Banner Rewards Program. To offer Bluehost Subscribers
Bluehost banners and logo buttons displayed on Bluehost Subscribers' websites.
Cookies for Subscriber Account Management. For Bluehost Subscribers,
Bluehost web hosting package, Bluehost offers password-protected, web-based
management tools. By storing a Subscriber's username in a cookie, the Webmaster will not have to fill
out form fields each time he or she manages the account. (The cookie does not store Passwords.)
Bluehost is dedicated to using the newest technologies in order to simplify our Subscribers'
This file was last modified: October 04, 2013.